Paradise is a settlement of the world of Dead Man's Rock. In a sense, the name is a misnomer, as consisting of prefabricated buildings and houses constructed of hulls of starships in the interior of the settlement, and numerous shanties on the outskirts, the town is anything but. In truth, the term refers to the place one might go to if they do or say the wrong thing there. Given that life in Paradise was filled with firearms and drugs, it remained a distinct possibility.[1] The ground of the town is coated in a fine red dust, and often smells of urine, feces, and unwashed bodies. A long time before the Second Great War, mercenary leader Mira Han created a network of tunnels that ran underneath the city for use by her forces.[2]

Criminals there have a rivalry with those of Deadman's Port. It was controlled by Ethan Stewart[3] up until his death, when it was taken over by Mira Han. Han led a push to "clean up" Paradise, driving out many of the drug dens that inhabited the town. The town became a haven to many refugees displaced by the Second Great War.

During the Flashpoint Conflict, the area became a haven for Raynor's Raiders and the Dominion renegades as they attempted to take a deinfested Sarah Kerrigan away from the pursuing Terran Dominion fleet. However, a betrayal in Mira's and Raynor's ranks lead to a group of mercenaries ambushing Raynor and Valerian's forces. The renegades were able to escape Paradise and get to their ships, while Mira began to purge of her ranks.[2]


  1. Golden, Christie. StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Pocket Star Books, May 2007. ISBN 0-7434-7125-3
  2. 2.0 2.1 Golden, Christie (November 6, 2012). StarCraft II: Flashpoint. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1451-65962-7.
  3. Golden, Christie (April 12, 2011). StarCraft II: Devils' Due. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55085-3.